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Yoshimitsu by SineSwiper

Version: 1.00 |

Yoshimitsu FAQ V1.00
 by SineSwiper (bbbyrd@earthlink.net)

 A Few Notes
All moves are shown in STWP (Standard Tekken Web Project) format.
This is sort of a rough draft; I add juggles and the rest of the player
strategies soon.
While I'm not a god at this game, I'm good enough to write this FAQ.  However,
if anybody has any comments/corrections/etc., email me or talk to me on IRC
(sorta rare to find me) at #tekken3 (EFNet) as SINSwiper or SineSwipr.

 Useless info
"Mechanized Space Ninja"
Nation of origin - None (formerly Japan)
Fighting Style - "Manji" Ninja arts
Age - ?
Height - 178cm (5 foot 9)
Weight - 63kg (139 pounds)
Blood Type - O
Occupation - Leader of Manji clan
Hobby - Watching Sumo matches, net surfing
Likes - Arcades
Dislikes - Villains, bad mannered game players
Select with Punchs - Half armored Yoshi, red sword
Select with Kicks - Full armored Yoshi, green sword
Yoshimitsu's stage - The forest
The story:
     Boskonovitch, who has completed the permanent mechanism, started to
     restore his daughter to life and to study the eternal youth and life,
     which were his ambitions for a long time. (His daughter is preserved in
     the cold sleep machine he developed himself.) 
     Yoshimitsu has been relieving the poor and raising funds for
     Boskonovitch's study as the leader of the "Manji" party. One day, he
     heard of the missing cases of the world famous martial artists.
     Yoshimitsu, not caring about it, visited the research center as usual and
     found Dr. Boskonovitch unusual. 
     Boskonovitch has had a mysterious pahtogenic organism due to the accident
     while studying. He says that he needs the blood of the Toshin (God of
     Fighting) in order to finish the study and to restore his daughter. He
     seems to know the existence of the Toshin while studying to restore his
     Yoshimitsu needs to get the blood of the Toshin in order to save
     Boskonovitch, who once saved his life. He decided to participate the

Yoshimitsu is not a throw god like King or Nina, but he has enough to play
with just fine.

1+3 and 2+4 (front throws) - Dive Drop and Hilt-to-the-face
     Standard run-of-the-mill throws.
QCB+1+2 (front) - Rainbow Drop
     Yoshi's only special throw.  Not that he needs any more: it does take off
     a friendly 45 points of damage.  However, its motion prevents you from
     throwing a Rainbow Drop after ducking a throw or high attack.  Try it
     after sidesteping, though.
1+3_2+4 (left) - Flying Cartwheel
     Never seen this one.  I imagine it takes off the same as all other side
     throws: 40 percent.
1+3_2+4 (right) - Clonimitsu
     If you haven't seen this throw, KEEP TRYING FOR IT UNTIL YOU DO!  It
     looks awesome!  Of course, if you wasted $4 trying to pull it off, you've
     gone too far (It isn't THAT awesome!).
1+3_2+4 (back) - Spinning Rainbow Drop
     Another cool-looking throw.  The ol' teleport/back throw trick sometimes
     works with turtles and newbies and it only takes off a puny 70-75 points
     of damage.  But, of course, button mashers and even OK players never fall
     for that.

 Standard Attacks
One of the worst things to screw up in a game is to forget some of Yoshi's
arsenal.  Almost every move has a good use, and should be mixed up in battles.

f,f+4 - Yoshi Knee (Mid attack)
     This is a excellent counterhit move.  Does good damage, supercedes
     everything and it's a fast move.  Knocks down on impact, so do a sword
     slice or a flipstomp afterwords.  However, it does have some recovery if
f,f+2 - Elbow Smash (Sword Slice on Counterhit, Mid attack)
     It's an good move, but it's not as fast as the Yoshi Knee and has the
     same recovery.  The counterhit is a nice thing, as it knocks your
     opponent down (Ground attack afterwords), turns you to the other side (if
     this is useful), and takes off roughly 30-40 points of damage.  If the
     smash hits on a non-counter hit, it doesn't knock them down.  In that
     case, follow it up with a throw or a Samurai Cutter.
4~3 - Kangaroo Kick (Mid attack, Juggles)
     Slow to pull off, but it hurts with a good juggle.  Because of the slow
     recovery and the turned-around stance, a special juggle like a Harikari
     (Careful!) or another Kangaroo Kick (unconfirmed) is required.
f,f+3+4,1+2,3+4 - Shark Attack, Kangaroo Kick (High, Mid(?), Mid attack)
     Not very useful, and it leaves you wide open.  Not a good move to "throw
     out".  It does good damage, tho, and of course juggles.
B+1+2 - Bad Breath Stance (f to cancel)
1+2 - Release Breath (High(?) attack)
     This is actually a surprisingly good move.  People tend to get hit by
     this thing all the time.  The stance will dodge high attacks and the
     breath does good damage on a counterhit (which is about the only kind of
     hit this attack does).  Just please don't leave the stance on for more
     than a second.
B+1,1,1,1,1,1 - Slap-U-Silly (High attacks)
     Despite a few peoples' constant usage, this is not a good attack.  It's a
     high attack, it leaves you open, does poor damage, and all of the other
     spin attacks are better.  The only good thing is that you could do a
     Slap-U-Silly followed by a throw.  Of course, a smart opponent would
     either duck or break the throw.  By the way, all of the spin attacks make
     Yoshimitsu fall over on the sixth spin. 
d/b+2,2,2,2,2,2 - Fist Spinstrikes (Mid attacks)
     This is a better version of the Slap-U-Silly, but it never combos and,
     like all of the spin attacks, still does poor damage.
d/b+3,[3],[3],[3],[f+4] - Leg Sweeps, Falling Tree Kick
(Low...Mid attack)
     The leg sweeps look a lot like the Fist Spinstrikes, so you might connect
     with it if the opponents blocks high.  The tree kick could be thrown at
     any time to confuse the opponent, but it's fairly slow.
B+1,[1],[1],d/b+3,[3],[3_f+4] - Slap-U-Silly, Leg Sweeps, Falling Tree Kick
(High...Low...Low_Mid attack)
     This is a decent attack (not good, but decent) as it will almost always
     get a hit in somewhere.  Be sure to hit d/b for the leg sweeps.
4,4,4 - 3 High Kicks (High attacks)
     Not useful because of its very slow recovery.  The third kick
     block-stuns and turns the opponent sideways.     
3,4 - Zigzag (High, Mid attack)
     The roundhouse (3) is a good counterhit move for slow attacks.  If
     blocked or whiffed, hit 4 and the mid kick will hit after an one second
     delay.  Some people will try to attack after the roundhouse and get hit
     by the mid kick (counterhit damage, of course).  However, few people fall
     for this old Tekken 2 trick.
u/f+3+4 - Flipstomp (Hits fallen opponents, Mid attack)
     Good for opponents on the ground.  Not good for opponents standing up.
d/f+1,1,1,1,1 - Door Knocker (Mid(?) attacks)
     Not a good combo to do against good player.  Still, it's funny to watch
     and does good damage.
f+2 - Backfist (Turns opponent around, High attack)
     Great move if you can get away with it.  You're guaranteed a juggle, or
     even a back throw if the guy is stupid.
(WC)+3+4 - Sit Down (Yoshi gains health while sitting, u to cancel)
f_b - Teleport [in front of_behind opponent] (While sitting)
4 - Kangaroo Kick (While sitting)
2,2,2,2,2,2 - Fist Spinstrikes (While sitting)
     Good for when you need health and your opponent is far away.  The
     teleport/kick/spinstrikes are slow to start, though.

Yoshimitsu's sword can used many different ways.  And no, there aren't all
pointless, time-consuming supers.  In fact, most of them have a situation to
use them.

u+1+2,[f,f_u_u/f_b/f] - Ants in your Pants (Damages Low attacks near Yoshi)
     Probably the funniest addition to Yoshi's arsenal, the Ants in your
     Pants stops any low attacks and promptly gives 30-40 points of damage.
     While there is a the ability to hop and move with the "pogo sword",
     please don't do it often.
f,f+3,1 - Front Kick, Sword Slice (Mid, Unblockable attack)
     A nice little combo new to Tekken 3.  This is a good move to just
     throw out.  Careful, tho, as the sword can be countered.  Might want to
     not pull out the sword on occasion and watch that prepared counter miss.
QCF+1 - Somersault Sword Slice (Unblockable)
     I've not experimented with this one too much.  It looks like it be good
     attack from far away.
d+1+4 - Harikari (Unblockable, Yoshi loses 50 points of health)
     Don't try this at home, folks.  This move best be done only once a week.
b,b+1 - Samurai Stab (Unblockable)
     This is Yoshimitsu's super attack.  Slow but painful and people tend to
     underestimate its distance.
b,b+1,N,1 or b,b,1,1 - Sword Spin (Damages all attacks near Yoshi)
     This funny little attack is a good surprise for anybody.  Great for
D#,d/b+1 - Samurai Cutter (Unblockable)
     See Law kick.  See Yoshi duck.  See Law's balls get sliced off.  Die Law
d/b+1 - Sword Slice (Hits fallen opponents, Unblockable)
     This attack should be used often to cause an opponent to back down and
     still take off 15 points of damage.  Also good for fallen opponents.  
d/b+1,d/b,d/b...glow - Power Sword Slice (Hits fallen opponents, Unblockable)
     Never had enough hops to make it glow.  I imagine it hurts, though.
u/f+1+2, [D] - Death Copter (Hits fallen opponents, Unblockable)
     Good attack to pull on a distracted opponent.  Hold down on the stick to
     drop, but the longer you stay up, the more damage it takes off.
u/f+1+2, B - Extended Death Copter (Hits fallen opponents, Unblockable)
     This is an extended version of the copter blade.  Yoshimitsu ALWAYS turns
     around when he drops, so be careful not to be too far away when you
     start else you become a target for anybody with a back throw.  (And last
     time I checked, everybody had a back throw.)
b+1+4 - Sword Reversal (Reverses High/Mid attacks and throws)
b+1+2 - Low Kick Combo Breaker (Reverses Low kicks)
     These are probably the best additions to Yoshimitsu's moves.  They are
     hard to master because the Sword Reversal is cross-buttoned and the LKCB
     has a similar motion to the Bad Breath Stance.  Of course, countering in
     itself isn't a piece of cake, either.  Keep practicing.

Yoshi's combos aren't great, but the unblockables at the end will punish a
would-be blocker.  Unforunately, the guys at Tekken probably thought both lows
and unblockables would be cheap (losers!), so none have any low hits.  And
remember, like any ten-hit combo, they are only for people that deserve to
lose!  (i.e.: button mashers, Whoarang/Eddy Whordo players, etc.)
121:4::4:4::1::1:1:1 (HHH:H::H:H::M::U:U:U)
     A pretty good combo until you get to the third hit: those damned slowass
     high kicks.  There at least one in every Yoshi combo.  It gets pretty 
     cool, tho, ending with some beautiful sword slices.
121:4::2::224:1::1 (HHH:H::M::MMM:U::U)
     Prolly his best ten-hit.  Only one high kick and a few mids for those
     stupid players who haven't figured out that blocking high is best.  Even
     features a Samurai Cutter at the end.
44:2::2::4::4::1::1:1:1 (HH:M::B::H::H::M::U:U:U)
     It may look stupid because of the four kicks, but your enemy's dead if
     s/he gets hit by the backfist (B) on the fourth hit.  Still, it not a
     good idea to do this combo just because of the backfist.
44:2::2:1 (HH:M::B:U)
     This combo really is stupid because of the last hit: it's a Samurai Stab.
     At least it has a backfist.

 Yoshi vs. The World
Of course, like any other player, you can't play Yoshimitsu the exact same
way with different characters.  Here are some strategies for some of the
characters.  I'll add more later when I get some good strategies for other
players (and when other hidden players pop up on the machines).

Yoshi vs. Law
     Law can be an ass at times.  If the guy's a button masher, knee him to
     death or even try the Sword Spin becuz he'll be doing triple head kick/
     flip/rave war combos.  Good Law players will use the Junkyard combo
     (MLM) (or just the elbow), the Jin-like stun punch combo (MMH), and
     flips/jump kicks.  Always assume two flips and counter with a
     roundhouse/knee/FK-SS.  Of course, good players general don't pick Law.
Yoshi vs. King
     The beginning move is very important.  For example, if Yoshi throws a
     knee and it gets blocked, King will pat Yoshi on the back, leaving a
     "MINDSWEEP ME!" sign on his back, and Yoshi will get the closest thing to
     an external jet plane ride he has ever had.  Backing off is a good
     starting move.  That way you could counter that grab with a knee, or if
     the guy's a multi-part freak, with a Samurai Cutter.  Don't do anything
     that leaves you really open (like high kicks) cuz King also has the
     sidestep throw.  King also has good standard moves, too, like the
     kick/turnaround and his turnaround combos.
Yoshi vs. Paul
     Paul is a powerful dude.  Careful of his Phoenix Smasher.  If you block
     one, counter with a knee or elbow smash.  If he turns into a janitor (You
     know...sweep-elbow, sweep-ground punch, etc.), use the low kick reversal
     or the Pogo Stick when you get close to him.  Don't try to reverse the
     PS.  You'll get 70 points of damage for your troubles.
Yoshi vs. Lion...I mean, Eddy Gordo
     This freak of nature is an annoy little fuck!  There are NO talented Eddy
     players, so pretend he can't find the block button.  Use the Ant in your
     Pants (seriously), ten-hits, and flying moves (copter, Somersault SS,
     etc.).  If your far away (It's hard to get far away with Eddy), use your
     Samurai Stab or Power SS or sit down and rest.  Don't get him started.
     He'll start helicoptering and breakdancing like a 80's rapper. 
Yoshi vs. Hwoarang AKA Baek with a Overdamage Problem
     He's almost as bad as Eddy.  It's okay to be cheap with the Baek-wannabe.
     Use your reversals if you're good at them or your knee.  Like Eddy, don't
     get him started with his moves.  Otherwise it's hard to get in on him.
     Remember, his block-stun hits are high.  Duck and Samurai Cut him.

Thanks go to Slikatel for his cool Tekken Web Project, Catlord for use of the
FAQ, and ACiDEaTeR for the car rides and strategies.

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